Bradenton wants more development along the water. New rules may limit growth
BRADENTON - As Hurricane Florence ravages the Carolinas, Bradenton officials appear more worried about a relatively new law they say could limit future development along the Manatee River and other waterways.
Bradenton officials have made no secret about their long-term development goals along the Manatee River. The hope is to one day change the skyline with high-density development.
The city wants more residents in downtown and along the riverfront to attract more businesses., whether they in live high rises along the water or in apartment/townhouse complexes.
However, the Flood Peril Act adopted by state lawmakers in 2015 could make that more difficult.